Sivakasi Bazar crowded with Pongal shoppers

13th January 2014

Sivakasi Bazar crowded with Pongal shoppers

With Pongal, the harvest festival just a day away, the commercial parts of Sivakasi town are crowded with last minute shoppers, even though the prices of essentials including sugarcane, panangilangu, turmeric and rice continue to increase rapidly. Pongal bazaars are very active, especially in the vicinity of the four car streets of Sivakasi and near Sivan Kovil. Panangilangu price is Rs.50/- (10pieces), Kannupilla Chedi Rs.5/- to Rs.10/-, Sugarcane Rs.100 (3 pieces), Manja Chedi Rs.10/- to Rs.15/-. To celebrate Thai Pongal festival the traditional way, Sivakasians are ready buying the skyrocketed Sugarcanes and Panangilangu. And the town wore a festive look in all the areas.

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